K+N to open Chile pharma logistics

Next month, Switzerland-based forwarder and logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N’s) new 17,600-sq.-meter hub will serve South America’s expanding pharma and healthcare industry through dedicated warehousing. The space could eventually be expanded up to 23,300 sq. meters and will connect to K+N’s global KN PharmaChain network. The logistics hub will offer a quality-control laboratory for […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 13, 2018

DHL expands Medical Express Service in US

DHL Express began an enhanced service, called DHL Medical Express (WMX) between Mexico and the United States for its customers in the pharmaceutical and clinical research sectors. DHL WMX was piloted last year in Mexico as an expansion of the program that began in Colombia in 2014, and offers shippers the ability to transport urgent […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 13, 2018

Edmonton International Airport to pursue CEIV Pharma certification

Edmonton International Airport will pursue CEIV Pharma certification and become the first airport community in Canada with the certification. Edmonton International (EIA) will pursue IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification in collaboration with its partners in air and ground freight, with the goal of connecting the Edmonton metro region to the rest of the global pharmaceutical network.
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 12, 2018

YTO Cargo Airlines chasing cross-border e-commerce with 757Fs

Hangzhou-based YTO Cargo Airlines this year added two Precision-converted 757-200PCFs to its fleet, which previously consisted of just six 737-300Fs, with the intention of going global. Although it has taken YTO longer than anticipated to launch international cargo flights, new flight rights may soon be granted, and the carrier’s pursuit of chasing cross-border e-commerce volumes […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 10, 2018

2018: The year of the 777F?

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. In recent weeks, there have been a number of significant transactions involving the 777F, and so today we thought it would be appropriate to recap major transactions involving […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • July 9, 2018

Airbus forecasts freighter fleet growth of 65% through 2037

In its most recent Global Market Forecast, Airbus shared expectations that the global freighter fleet will grow by 1,072 aircraft to total 2,722 in-service freighters, for an increase of 65.0%, during the next twenty years. This year’s forecast is even more optimistic than last year’s, when Airbus forecasted 49.7% growth to a fleet of 2,410 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 9, 2018

First NCA aircraft returns to service

On 4 July, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) announced that a single 747-8F (36141) passed a government safety audit, and was cleared to return to service. Shortly after, on 5 July, the aircraft went on to complete a round-trip flight between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) – the carrier’s first scheduled own-operated flight since […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 5, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: West Atlantic’s 737-800BCF customer revealed

West Atlantic‘s customer for the first of four 737-800BCFs on firm order with GECAS is a mystery no longer: it is none other than FedEx, Cargo Facts has confirmed. On 30 June, a West Atlantic Airlines 737-800BCF (32740) touched down at Liege Airport (LGG). Back in March, we reported that West Atlantic had found a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 3, 2018

Air cargo demand growth slows in May

In its overview of May air cargo performance, WorldACD asked the question that has been rehashed repeatedly as traffic growth has slowed and protectionist rhetoric has increased in 2018: “Is the party really over?” With these most recent results, the slowdown from last year’s consistent double-digit increases is undeniable – while volumes are still increasing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 2, 2018

First BelugaXL prepares to fly

Yesterday at a paint hanger in Toulouse, Airbus had a “whale of a time” unveiling the first completed “BelugaXL” freighter. More on that later… Ground tests are expected to commence shortly, with flight tests on track to begin later this summer. Airbus expects the first aircraft to enter service next year, at which time the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 29, 2018
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